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I Believe Everything Happens For a Reason

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    One door closes and another one opens.

    Some things fall apart so that others can fall together. I just can't let the end of a relationship, no matter how many years invested, take me to a place of sadness and despair. As I have matured I've realized the importance of timing and how different people play a...
    brightbabyblues4u brightbabyblues4u 36-40, F 10 Responses May 31

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    I Do.._x

    i believe everything that has happened or will happen, happens for a reason too. it would be good to know why sometimes, and to understand why, but other times it makes sense..
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2007

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    Lessons learned... the best is

    yet to come:) Dancing in the storm until the rainbow appears...
    melon29 melon29 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 4

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    I believe there are two ways to go through

    life: 1) With the mindset that everything is random and purposeless, or 2) With the conviction that everything happens for a reason. Many people believe that things happen for no reason; the world is ruled by chaos, with no rhyme or reason. I disagree. I am convinced...
    lifeisatest lifeisatest 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Just Also Wish

    I do believe everything happens for a reason.  There are many times however I certainly wish that both we knew that reason and were provided an explaination!!! LOL
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    I wish I knew what the reason behind a lot of

    bad things that have happened to me. The bad things are not empowering me but making me weaker.
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 4

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    I was just thinking and The Lord showed me

    something. He showed me a desk and in front of the desk was me and behind the desk was God. There was a row behind Him of stacked up files that were separated into piles. Another one of His children were in front of me and God handed him a file. When it was my turn to go up, I...
    cvictoriaa cvictoriaa 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    For me, believing that things happen

    for a reason is not connected to a concept of Karma but a faith in God. There are times that small everyday experiences in life affirmed struggles in my soul. One example happened when I was mowing my lawn at home in Indiana. I hD been feeling trapped by circumstances. I owned...
    pfuzylogic pfuzylogic 51-55, M May 26

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    This has always been my motto,

    as the journey of life is rarely a straight and easy path. The key is how you handle the curves and bumps in the road along the way.
    jpenguin jpenguin 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 17

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    My Injury.

    This may seem strange, like I'm in denial, or just crazy, but I believe I broke my neck for a reason. What reason? I don't know. But my faith in God knows he's got a plan for me. Maybe change someone's life, me foster change in how something is run, be a friend to someone who has...
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    I Can't Tell You Why.

    Do I frighten you? Certainly I do not mean to...You say that I run at 100 miles per hour. Feel the wwwwwhhhhhoooooosssssshhhhh! You describe it so perfectly; you are more eloquent than I. At times, I mean. Why travel at this speed? I cannot say...It is natural at this time, just...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    Everything does happen

    for a reason. You may not know the reason right away but once it happens you will get a "wow" moment and then realize why everything happened: one of the best feelings is realizing now why something happened
    crazymornings crazymornings 18-21, F Feb 19

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    In April 2012 I was supposed to go out to eat

    with my Dad. It was a Sunday and he always came over to visit with my daughter. I called him and his friend answers saying he was sleeping and he had been staying with them.(You see my Dad was living in a house with no electricity and was just in a terrible living situation.) I...
    MisterandMe MisterandMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I love things that happen

    but they can sometimes lead to hate. Everything always happens for a reason.
    BeChiBaChan BeChiBaChan 16-17, F Feb 13

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    Every time I think about leaving this site some

    interesting people seem to find me. How could I risk not getting to know them? This is the third time this has happened in the past few months. I think it's a sign..
    juniper12 juniper12 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 12

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    I Definitely Do..

    everything does happen for a reason there is no such thing as coincidence, i believe this everything seems to happen, even negative things so that we might learn something important about ourselves towards a greater end.every struggle every path are towards something greater so...
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 5 Responses May 2, 2008

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    Everything Happens For Good.

    There was a king and his Prime adviser. The adviser used to say that "every thing happens for a good reason". But king was not ready to believe his adviser. Once they both went to forest to enjoy hunting. They were hunting with help of bow & arrows, accidentally king's right...
    ABCDEF7 ABCDEF7 31-35, M 7 Responses May 14, 2012

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    Whether you believe in fate

    or destiny, I believe that they happen for a reason and we all are born to live up to something so that we can teach one another. Our lives we cannot predict, and that's the amazing thing of life's surprises. I just wish that things would be amazing always but that can't always...
    MiZShortiiE MiZShortiiE 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    Lesson Learned

    Last year was a huge changing point in my life. At 49 I lost most of my eyesight to a medication reaction. One day I could see perfectly, three days later I was seeing very poorly and within a month I was legally blind. I lost my job, I was on the verge of dropping out of school...
    inkednative inkednative 46-50, F 14 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    Fate, does such a concept exist

    or is it just a whim? I don't really know nor am I overly bothered, but what I do believe in is cause and effect, if I do something then I must expect there to be some form of response to that something. Surely that is logical.............
    pwis2648 pwis2648 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    I believe *some things* happen

    for a reason, but it can be years in retrospect before you recognize them
    LynxKitty LynxKitty 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I believe that everyday in my life

    that is sad, happy, werid and etc. Happens for a reason. For example when I had a bad headache and I went to the nurse. I saw a stray dog cross the street so I ran out of my school to help the dog. I quickly took of my jacket and carried the dog to the nurse office. Everyone was...
    djkitty djkitty 16-17, F Jan 29

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    What hurts more than losing you,

    is knowing you're not fighting to keep me.
    mayen mayen 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 13

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    I really do believe things happen

    for a reason and a reason why if time travel was possible it can likely cause a time-paradox. Most things in life are meant to happen. I know you wish your friend or family member were not dead but if its your time to go then it is.
    HotJanna HotJanna 18-21, F Feb 2

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    I am a strong believer in God.

    Therefore, I'm a strong believer in things happen for a reason. I try to always look at bad situations and turn them around for the good. For example, I hate getting stuck in traffic! So bad! But I have to stop myself, and think to myself ok, maybe I'm stuck in traffic because...
    erickaM222 erickaM222 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Safety Net There is none in life.

    Life is about making choices, making mistakes and learning from them. Picking up the pieces and making the best of it. What I have noticed about people is that they are looking for that brass ring, the pot at the end of the rainbow, that safety net. Out of fear, they stay...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 6 Responses May 6

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    So, if everything happens

    for a reason, then we need to find that reason... or let whatever go, right? If the Universe, or whatever, controls our destinies, then everything that happens is for our growth... right? Or am I totally off base here?
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 3 Responses May 20

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    My God My Broken Heart

    I walk in the room to see my baby girl for the first time.... She lays there so helpless, tubes down her throat and in her nose.  IV's are attached everywhere.I start to cry as the tears roll down my cheeks.   All I can think to do is sing to her as I did every day when she...
    Cheer2 Cheer2 36-40, F 49 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    Everything did happen

    for a reason, good or bad it happened. Now the question is are you going to appreciate it, lament yourself for life, learn from it, do something about it or just sit there and do nothing? Learn, it's never too late
    newlifejuliana newlifejuliana 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    The Void

      They had all disappeared. People she once knew and cared about. They…they disappeared from her life like a vapor of clouds, all that remained were her tears. Where there was happiness, now a void. Where there was beauty, now the hollow remains of her life...
    stormynightsky stormynightsky 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 21, 2009

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    Someone asked me this the other day,

    "Do you believe things happen for a reason?" Yes, I do... mostly because I'm just me and I need more time around people. Do I think it benefits me? Not as much as benefits them sometimes. But, yes, Everything Happens For A Reason. And the most obvious thing that is...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M Jun 4

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    Good or bad, right or wrong,

    everything does have a reason, I think. It is easier to say when you are not the one affected by the travesties committed by our fellow man personally, but the truth is, I have. And I still think all happens for a reason. Too many things in my life have been coincidence. On my...
    sunnyshellkitty sunnyshellkitty 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    In Your Eyes

    It struck me as odd and out of place and a moment later incongruent and uncomfortable. I had grown up close enough to Manhattan to see folks beg and at a young age understood and recognized 'panhandler' and 'homeless' and what that meant. Yet here in the middle class streets of...
    Kathryn1985 Kathryn1985 26-30, F 21 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    i believe it because at the time we are

    experiencing something we didn't know the consequences ...with the passing time we analyze that it happened for the reason..incidents of life make us grow constantly and changes us ,making us adaptive to the world and community better than before,making us clever too..
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    It's not a cliche. I believe God is working

    every moment and connecting things and people in our lives to come together for a purpose. We may not always know the reason but when we do get to discover it, it's amazing 💖
    Libbs036 Libbs036 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    They all say nothing happened by chance,

    there's no such things as coincidence, that means everything really happens for a reason, its for us on how to deal with it, or how we accept things and learn from it, maybe a lesson to learn or leave it as it is..
    paytz1971 paytz1971 41-45 3 Responses Feb 17

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    So I am newly separated my story isn't like

    most. So my husband and I have a 3 year old together, we lost our other baby girl at 2 months and 1 day around this time last year. So how did the coming about of my separation to the man I still love happen? I gave him an ultimatum his family or this other woman, but he couldn...
    Itonlytakesone Itonlytakesone 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    When you're going through what you're going

    through at that time you don't know why?Time passes and wounds heal and a broken heart may never mend but understanding why it is broken becomes reality.What we may want today may not what we want tomorrow. If we all lived in a perfect world would perfection be imperfect? So...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 1 Response May 25

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    So I was a inch away from getting a job then

    got tested positive for marijuana...y did that have to happen to me for jus wanting to get high smh😩😞😠
    Seph2270 Seph2270 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    gamespplplay gamespplplay 36-40 1 Response Jun 26

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    Gift Of The Magi

    The best gifts, tokens, come out of nowhere. It's true. A year ago, my fiance . . . we had been living together less than two months . . . called in the middle of the night from the hospital where he's a resident, distraught, tearful but in control. A middle-aged man, husband...
    Kathryn1985 Kathryn1985 26-30, F 19 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    Fact

    When someone walks out of your life, let them. They are just making more room for someone better to walk in.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    The Decision That Changed My Life

    I started reading the newspaper at around 3 yrs old. We did not have kindergarten where I grew up, a small town in Ohio. By the time I started first grade, I had tested and was above 6th grade level. The school wanted to advance me at least 2 grades, but my dad refused. My dad...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 12 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    Believe it or not everything happens

    for a reason. The same is so true when people walk into ones life. There is a reason for that as well. I know this is true because it has happened to me untold times. I tend to think that people walk into our lives to prepare us for something that is about to happen to us in...
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    I may believe everything happens

    for a reason but sometimes I often catch myself wondering what that reason could be. I lost a very good friend of mine in June of last year. I know towards the end he was having a lot of problems but I really believed that he would pull through. I may be at peace with his...
    SaraBear87 SaraBear87 22-25, F Jan 29

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    I believe everything happens

    for a reason. If people out there who do not believe in god please don't do any rude comments. I believe that if for example someone's car stopped working it was because god wanted it to. Maybe if you're car hadn't stopped working you might have had an accident. We will never...
    Musicgirl32558 Musicgirl32558 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    Ride On A Train.

    Today is like every other day. I board the train quickly-can't be late. I choose a seat near the back. Few sit there. The light is broken, but that's fine. I don't need a light today. Alone I sit, lost in my thoughts, swirling, swirling. ..A slight noise startles me back to...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 18 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    My Morning

    I was preparing my son keenans sandwich & I'd asked him to put a banana in his lunchbox (i sing "put a banana in your lunchbox" to the tune of hot potato by the wiggles every morning). After which it was our time to leave for his school but I couldn't find my keys! I looked...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    LONG STORY SHORT went to a party with friend unknowing, birthday guy was old crush for primary, i had not seen him in over 5years, i was infactuated with this guy for 7years. He...
    omgcherie omgcherie 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Everything happens for a reason they can be good or they can be bad but nothing can happen till U swing the bat u can strike out or make a home run but if u strike out it just wasn...
    protostar55 protostar55 16-17, F Jul 11

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    I totally believe this saying ... And I think my decay tooth comes for a reason because I am usually lazy to brush my teeth when it's bed time :( now I'm trying to eat good food to...
    exsunshinelover exsunshinelover 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    There has to be a reason right? For it all... There has to be a reason why I was given x, y, and z and another person was given a, b, or c... Preordained? Fate? Destiny? Luck...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Every experience has a purpose especially encounters with people, good or bad. When you look at things that way, life sucks just a little bit less.
    milanoie milanoie 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11